Access Now

Digital rights
for everyone.

Derechos digitales
para todas.

.الحقوق الرقمية للجميع

Droits numériques
pour tous.

Access Now defends and extends the digital rights of people and communities at risk. By combining direct technical support, strategic advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, we fight for human rights in the digital age.

Recent News & Updates

#StopSilencingPalestine
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine

11 Jun 2024

Access Now stands with the people of Gaza who are currently living under a complete siege imposed by the Israeli military, indiscriminate airstrikes targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, and the looming threat of a ground invasion that would cause further chaos and violence.

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Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine
11 Jun 2024
Israel’s digital occupation of Palestine
UN Security Council on Digital Rights
Privacy
Privacy

Privacy and human rights award at RightsCon 2025

18 Jun 2024

Access Now and the Global Privacy Assembly are launching a new international award to celebrate exemplary work to protect and promote privacy and other fundamental rights.

Press Release
Privacy and human rights award at RightsCon 2025
18 Jun 2024
Privacy and human rights award at RightsCon 2025
Civil Society Pegasus Spyware
Surveillance
Surveillance

Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware

30 May 2024

At least seven more Russian, Belarusian, Latvian, and Israeli journalists and activists have been targeted with Pegasus within the EU.

Publication
Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware
30 May 2024
Exiled, then spied on: Civil society in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland targeted with Pegasus spyware
KeepItOn 2023 Report Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023

15 May 2024

Access Now and the #KeepItOn coalition documented 283 internet shutdowns in 2023 — the highest number since 2016.

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The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
15 May 2024
The most violent year: internet shutdowns in 2023
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Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

Partial enforcement of India’s Telecom Act — a total eclipse of digital rights 

25 Jun 2024

Access Now urges the Indian government to amend the Telecom Act 2023 and consult with civil society and experts before framing rules to implement the Act to safeguard people’s rights to privacy and free speech.

Press Release
Partial enforcement of India’s Telecom Act — a total eclipse of digital rights 
25 Jun 2024
Partial enforcement of India’s Telecom Act — a total eclipse of digital rights 
Palestine Israel Digital Ceasefire; Gaza’s internet
Connectivity
Connectivity

Israel opposes rebuilding Gaza’s internet access because terrorists could go online

21 Jun 2024
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Israel opposes rebuilding Gaza’s internet access because terrorists could go online
21 Jun 2024
Israel opposes rebuilding Gaza’s internet access because terrorists could go online
#NoExamShutdown KIO Header
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

#لا_لقطع_الإنترنت_خلال_الامتحانات: التزام الأردن بعدم قطع الإنترنت ينبغي أن يستمرّ هذا العام

24 Jun 2024

We’re sending an open letter to authorities in Jordan calling them to continue to #KeepItOn during this year’s exams.

Press Release
#لا_لقطع_الإنترنت_خلال_الامتحانات: التزام الأردن بعدم قطع الإنترنت ينبغي أن يستمرّ هذا العام
24 Jun 2024
#لا_لقطع_الإنترنت_خلال_الامتحانات: التزام الأردن بعدم قطع الإنترنت ينبغي أن يستمرّ هذا العام
Global encryption day 2023
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review

21 Jun 2024

The Australian government must utilise the Online Safety Act review process to protect and encourage the use of end-to-end encryption.

Press Release
Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review
21 Jun 2024
Joint statement urging Australia to protect end-to-end encryption in the Online Safety Act review
UN Security Council on Digital Rights
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights

13 Jun 2024

Even as states increasingly weaponize communication networks, the UN Security Council has remained largely silent on digital rights issues. This puts everyone at risk.

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Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights
13 Jun 2024
Mind the gap: why the UN Security Council should prioritize digital rights
Access Now theme
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Expression

Cinco mitos sobre las bondades del “derecho al olvido” en América Latina, y cómo contraargumentarlos

17 Jun 2024
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Cinco mitos sobre las bondades del “derecho al olvido” en América Latina, y cómo contraargumentarlos
17 Jun 2024
Cinco mitos sobre las bondades del “derecho al olvido” en América Latina, y cómo contraargumentarlos
CBE Ethiopia
Data Protection
Data Protection

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights

12 Jun 2024

Access Now and CARD are demanding the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) to stop the unlawful publication of customer’s data.

Press Release
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights
12 Jun 2024
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia: stop public shaming, respect human rights
KeepItOn 2024 Elections and Internet Shutdowns Watch
Internet Shutdowns
Internet Shutdowns

2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch

29 Apr 2024

Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2024 elections watch to #KeepItOn.

Campaign
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
29 Apr 2024
2024 elections and internet shutdowns watch
RightsCon Costa Rica 2023 RightsCon

RightsCon

The world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age

Digital Security Helpline Helpline

Helpline

24/7 assistance for human rights defenders at risk in every region

Access Now Grants Grants

Grants

Supporting the grassroots and frontline organizations fighting for your rights around the world

We mobilize around the world

Access Now is made up of a diverse team of more than 130 experts working in centers of political power, tech innovation, and civic action around the world. We have registered offices in Belgium, Costa Rica, Tunisia, and the United States, with team members based in more than 20 countries across six continents.